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Thursday Cable Ratings: CNN Oscar Special Beats MSNBC’s O’Donnell in Demo and Total

CNN scored a rare win over MSNBC on Thursday with the second hour of its Academy Awards special film “And the Oscar Goes To…” During the 10pm ET hour, CNN had 144K viewers in the 25-54 demo and 673K total viewers, beating MSNBC’s The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell, which drew 132K in the demo and 659K total. Fox’s Hannity was #1 with 230K in the demo and 1.323M total.


MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow did beat the first hour of the Oscar special with 193K in the demo and 892K total viewers. The CNN film was the highest rated program of the night for that network.

Here are the rest of your Thursday ratings:

TV NEWS RATINGS: 25-54 DEMOGRAPHIC (L +SD)
Fox News CNN MSNBC CNN Headline News
6 – 9 am Fox & Friends 

246

New Day 

61

Morning Joe 

74

Express 

66

5 pm The Five 

300

Blitzer 

97

Schultz 

138

WWYD 

32

6 pm Baier 

243

Blitzer/Crossfire 

91/108

Sharpton 

147

WWYD 

67

7 pm Van Susteren 

260

Burnett 

72

Matthews 

120

Velez-Mitchell 

93

8 pm O’Reilly 

384

Cooper 

106

Hayes 

125

Grace 

113

9 pm Kelly 

304

Oscar Film 

116

Maddow 

193

Dr. Drew 

93

10 pm Hannity 

230

Oscar Film 

144

O’Donnell 

132

Minute 

62

11 pm O’Reilly 

209

Lemon Special 

68

Hayes 

90

Files 

85

PRIME TIME 306 122 150 89
Data by Nielsen Media Research. Live and same day (DVR) data.

 

TV NEWS RATINGS: TOTAL VIEWERS (L +SD)
Fox News CNN MSNBC CNN Headline News
6 – 9 am Fox & Friends 

1.085

New Day 

207

Morning Joe 

330

Express 

204

5 pm The Five 

1.893

Blitzer 

311

Schultz 

520

WWYD 

89

6 pm Baier 

1.896

Blitzer/Crossfire 

314/308

Sharpton 

556

WWYD 

124

7 pm Van Susteren 

1.768

Burnett 

270

Matthews 

707

Velez-Mitchell 

293

8 pm O’Reilly 

2.555

Cooper 

379

Hayes 

607

Grace 

389

9 pm Kelly 

1.998

Oscar Film 

647

Maddow 

892

Dr. Drew 

248

10 pm Hannity 

1.323

Oscar Film 

673

O’Donnell 

659

Minute 

193

11 pm O’Reilly 

886

Lemon Special 

238

Hayes 

312

Files 

242

PRIME TIME 1.960 566 720 277
Data by Nielsen Media Research. Live and same day (DVR) data

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